Residence and Commuter Life

With a variety of housing styles, warm and welcoming commuter spaces, supportive and accessible staff, and options that support your success, Arcadia University strives to become your home away from home. Residence and Commuter Life seeks to provide a safe, clean, inclusive environment for all students.  

Arcadia is a residential campus, meaning students who do not live within 25 miles live on campus for their first two years.

Campus Housing

Answers to all of your questions about housing, amenities and what to bring.

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Where to hang out, study quietly, fix a quick meal, and store your belongings.

Commuter Life

Living on Campus

“My favorite part about living on campus is the community. There’s always people walking past, saying hi to each other, supporting and uplifting events, and so much more. Living here was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made—it’s really allowed me to grow my independence.”

- Daijah Patton ’22

Find Your Place at Arcadia

Groups of student sitting on Haber Green around chairs

As a residential student, you can expect:

  • Supportive and accessible staff: Every residence hall is staffed with paraprofessional and professional staff members who create opportunities for fun, exciting activities, respond to concerns, and support an environment conducive to academic success.
  • A safe, clean environment: From the Castle and traditional-style housing, to Knight Hall suites and fully-furnished apartments, Arcadia housing provides living environments that support students as they become more independent.

As a commuter student, you can expect:

  • An inviting Commuter Lounge to mingle, rest, eat, and study.
  • A dedicated professional staff member and a team of peer leaders who create engaging opportunities to meet others, learn, and have fun.
  • A wide variety of common spaces throughout campus so you can stretch out between classes. 


Our Mission

We are dedicated staff that works to create a safe, clean, inclusive environment that contributes to the academic success and personal development of a diverse student body. We accomplish this through a strong network of student and professional staff members who maximize learning moments and advocate for the specific needs of residential and commuter students.


Contact Campus Life Housing

Our Location

University Commons, 202
Student Affairs Suite
215-881-8755 (fax)

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address

Arcadia University
Campus Life Housing
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Meet Our Staff

Staff Directory